PY - Work Study Job Extension Table

This table ties into the job data information. When a new student is hired, the work study eligibility and funding status for that job must be designated. Campus financial aid offices can use this table to update the campus-level default settings for these fields. This guide will explain the Work Study Extension Table for Student Help.

Background information:

Financial Aid sends files to HRS for Work Study Awards (i.e. August is when the biggest amount of files is sent.  Additional files are sent throughout each session as needed.)

Info that Fin Aid uploads into the system:

      Award Year/Session

      Award Amount/Award Balance


      Effective Date

      End Date


The file submitted by Financial Aid searches for a name match to add the Work Study record to. If the Student does not exist in the system, it sets up a Person of Interest (POI) with an Unknown type and includes the Name, SS#, DOB, Gender.


When a Template user or HR Administrator conducts a Search/Match and finds a match with POI, they will use the Student Help Template to complete the Student Help’s hire.

Every Student Help will have a Work Study Extension Table record created for them, even if they do not have an Award, once the Job has been created.


The Work Study Extension Table may need to be updated, based upon each campuses process. Most campuses will have the “Work Study Funded” box checked, except UWEAU, UWLAC, UWSTO, UWSTP.  The best practice is to leave that checkbox as is, unless you have been instructed by your campus to check or uncheck this box. Smaller campuses may have their Financial Aid offices handle the Work Study Extension Table, but it varies by campus.

Note: A batch process runs after each bi-weekly Payroll confirmation and matches Student Help earnings with Work Study Awards automatically, as long as the Work Study Extension box is checked.  This distributes the Work Study funding.


Most campuses will also have the Work Study Job Type default of “On Campus” (or a version of). If the Work Study Student Help is different than the default (ie: America Reads), a new effective dated row must be inserted and the drop down needs to be changed to reflect the correct Work Study Student Help type.  The Job Type will determine the federal share of funding during the distribution process.


The Work Study Job Extension Table is found at:

Payroll NA> Payroll Processing USA>UW Work Study> Work Study Job Extension Table


Keywords:HR, Human Resources, Job, Position, Student, Template, Hire, Work Study, training   Doc ID:16850
Owner:Kate I.Group:Human Resource System (HRS)
Created:2011-02-09 19:00 CDTUpdated:2016-06-24 09:32 CDT
Sites:Human Resource System (HRS)
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